Faking It


Forced smiles
False compliments
Crocodile tears
Exaggerated laments
Why do people pretend?

Fake behavior
Meaningless handshakes
Empty promises
Endless heartbreaks
What do they get?

Unreal love
Nonexistent affection
Unfair play
Total deception
Will they ever stop?

I feel helpless
Watching
Life go by
People taken for a ride
One they can never enjoy.

Some naive; betrayed,
And heartbroken.
I understand it all
But I can’t conclude
I’m just confused.

I don’t want to see them bruised
Manipulated, used.
Every injustice they have suffered
The angels have recorded
So there’s no point in me seeing red.

Even those that pretend
Are not content
As they’re but ruining their own lives
By pretending all their life.

They’ve created
Their little own make-believe world
Where they’re playing their so-called roles
Without a care for their souls

***

This is not about those who pretend to be strong because they don’t want to appear weak, or those who smile to hide their sorrow, or those that pretend to be self sufficient because they don’t want to depend on others for anything. I love these people, because they inspire me, their never-say-die attitude. When faced with difficult situations, they silently pray to Allah Azza wa Jal to help them through without whining about it or being ungrateful.

On the contrary, this is about people who deceive the innocent with their behavior. They don’t care about feelings. To you they are a different person and behind your back a different person. I don’t know how to be around them. I know they have their own inner struggles. And that’s why although I can see through their act and it’s annoying, I don’t judge them. I avoid jumping to conclusions because sometimes you’re completely wrong and it just makes you regret it. Besides, it’s against the teachings of Islam.

Please remember me in your duas. Fi Amanillah.

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11 thoughts on “Faking It

  1. Assalaaamu alaikum sis. Beautiful poem Maa shaa Allaah. It reminds me of a narration by Umar رضي الله عنه, he said:
    “People were (sometimes) judged by the revealing of a Divine Inspiration during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle but now there is no longer any more (new revelation). Now we judge you by the deeds you practice publicly, so we will trust and favor the one who does good deeds in front of us, and we will not call him to account about what he is really doing in secret, for Allah will judge him for that; but we will not trust or believe the one who presents to us with an evil deed even if he claims that his intentions were good.” [saheeh al bukhari]
    Sometimes I take people at their face value because of what they portray but like you say, those that give off a fake vibe can be very difficult to deal with w’Allaahul musta’an.
    BaarakAllaahu feeki sis. May Allaah protect you and I from these people xxx
    Anisah

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    1. Wa’alaikumussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister!
      Jazak Allah khair for sharing the hadith. ❤
      I know, it's difficult. So true, Allah is the One whose Help is sought. May Allah 'Azza wa Jal help us always and protect us from all evil. Ameen!
      Ameen to your du'a as well! Jazak Allah khair ukhti! 🙂

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        1. No I haven’t disabled it. Isn’t there one next to the follow/unfollow button at the top of the page? You should be able to see it if you’re logged in to your wordpress.

          You write beautiful poems yourself masha’Allah, I’m so very humbled you want to reblog mine. Allahumma baarik lak. Jazak Allah khair. 🙂

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  2. Awesome, it’s “refreshing” (for lack of a better word) how you articulate such things so simply and nicely. Well the Seeking sincerity marathon is on. Catching up on all the posts I missed. (I’m at work but we’ll manage..haha)

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    1. So I thought about it and I came to the conclusion that the best way I can show my appreciation is by making dua for you because whenever I write something for the blog I hope that someone benefits from it and in turn prays for me and I think that’s the best gift anyone can get, at least that’s how I see it.

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